The Contemporary Austin

The Contemporary Austin

(512) 453-5312

700 Congress Avenue

Austin, TX 78701


Wangechi Mutu

The Contemporary Austin

September 23 - January 14, 2018

A show of works by artist Wangechi Mutu. "Anchoring the exhibition is a new, site-specific edition of Throw, 2017, an action painting generated by a performance in which Mutu throws black paper pulp against the wall, creating an abstract composition that dries, hardens, and then degrades over time." The show also includes sculptures and animations.

John Bock: Dead + Juicy

The Contemporary Austin

September 23 - January 14, 2018

A new film by John Bock. The film was shot entirely in and around Austin and is commissioned by The Contemporary Austin. "Labeled an “uncanny musical” by the artist, the film features a mercurial female protagonist, a barber named Lisa, interacting with odd and wacky characters throughout various Texan locales."


Conversation: The Sound of Science

Mexico City-based composer Felipe Perez Santiago joins Austin’s Graham Reynolds for a conversation about the Golden Hornet Composer Laboratory’s The Sound of Science project, in...

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Texas Biennial Potluck

A community potluck celebrating the Texas Biennial 2017, presented by Big Medium. Come socialize with those involved with the biennial, and meet its curator, Leslie Moody...

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David Adjaye - Collaborations

A film profiling British-Ghanaian architect David Adjaye. The film features interviews with Adjaye’s collaborators, a roster of influential figures in the art and cultural world, as well...

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Mark Lewis: Galveston

London-based artist Mark Lewis makes short, non-narrative films that closely consider the modern urban environment. The Contemporary Austin commissioned Lewis to create a new film that...

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Garth Weiser: Paintings, 2008-2017

The first monographic museum survey of works by American painter Garth Weiser. Drawing on the cannon of abstract art, Weiser’s recent paintings attempt to rebuke technology...

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Visiting Lecture: Art Outside

Elisabeth Millqvist, Co-Director and Artistic Leader of Wanas Konst, Sweden, and Helen Pheby, Senior Curator of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, U.K., talk about “how they...

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Monika Sosnowska: Habitat

“Taking her inspiration and material forms from Poland’s Communist-era buildings of the 1960s and 1970s, Warsaw-based artist Monika Sosnowska has created an immersive, two-floor installation...

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Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia

An exhibition of works, ephemera, and performance work by Mark Mothersbaugh. In addition to creating artwork, Mothersbaugh was a founding member of the band DEVO.

An Evening with Michael Singer

Art in Public Places and The Contemporary bring in artist Michael Singer to speak about his recent commission for Austin-Bergstrom International Airport .

Film: The New Rijskmuseum

A screening documenting the renovation of Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum. Tickets are $10.

The Competition

A documentary chronicling a competition between architects who have been invited to propose designs for the future National Museum of Art in Andorra.

Strange Pilgrims

An exhibition of works that attempt to define “experiential art.” Adding to the experience of the exhibition is its multiple locations: the Jones Center, Laguna...

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Fieldwork Artist Talk: Jennifer Burris

A performative lecture by Fieldwork: Marfa curatorial resident Jennifer Burris incorporating sound fragments, archival material, and voice testimonials to explore the cross-pollination between electronic music...

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Robert Therrien

An exhibition of Los Angeles–based artist Robert Therrien’s large-scale, illusory sculptures inspired by daily, domestic life–including both existing and brand new work.

John Grade: Canopy Tower

A new, site-specific installation by Seattle-based artist John Grade carved and assembled from Brazilian Ipe wood and suspended from three trees in the Marcus Sculpture...

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On both Wednesday and Thursday evenings, The Contemporary Austin will open its roof at 6:30pm to show the documentary Tiny at 7:30pm. Tiny explores one...

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Do Ho Suh

Light box objects, a recreated golden fishing net made from tiny human figures, and one of Suh’s signature architectural interiors made from translucent scrim material....

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Hear from Sachs in advance of his 2015 show at the Contemporary Austin! Just remember to do your homework: “Sachs invites attendees to watch his...

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Orly Genger

Large-scale organic forms made from Lobster rope and latex paint outdoors at Laguna Gloria.  

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